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Poster with Allied leaders pulling a chariot with Stars of David

Object | Accession Number: 1998.139.3

Antisemitic, anti-Allies poster acquired by Raymond Rocca in 1945 when he was a United States soldier serving in Rome, Italy. The poster depicts the Allied leaders pulling a Star of David marked chariot. Italy, under the Fascist dictatorship of Mussolini, was an Axis member and entered World War II (1939-1945) as an ally of Germany. In May 1943, the Axis campaign in North Africa collapsed and they surrendered to the Allies. That July, Allied forces invaded Sicily. Mussolini was arrested by his own government and, in September, Italy unconditionally surrendered to the Allies. Germany then occupied north and central Italy. They launched an offensive that confined Allied troops to the south for 20 months marked by the most ferocious battles of the war. The German SS launched systematic deportations of Jews and engaged in severe reprisals against Italian partisans and civilians. The Allies broke the stalemate in late spring 1944, but never won a decisive victory. The war ended with Germany's surrender in May 1945.

Artwork Title
I padroni servitori
Alternate Title
The servant's masters
publication/distribution:  1944-1945
publication: Italy
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mary Rocca
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:28:40
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